Graduate Research Fellow
Minh Trinh is a PhD student in comparative politics and political methodology. His first project at GOV/LAB was in Uganda. It involved investigating the factors affecting youth participation in politics and identifying the determinants of vote choice among the public as a whole. A Vietnamese national, Minh is interested in authoritarian politics and democratization, in particular the question of accountability and governance under non democratic regimes.
Update September 2019
Making Sense of Millions: Getting at Government Capacity through Government Data
Minh Trinh, MIT PhD candidate and GOV/LAB Seed Grant recipient, reports back from data collection in Vietnam.
Research November 2016
Voting for Change: Civic Engagement and Elections in Uganda
What do Ugandans most care about when selecting candidates for local office? How do citizen judge and act upon the legitimacy of elections and the quality of public goods provision?